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  • IBM launches e-commerce software for small businesses

    IBM Corp. announced Wednesday the worldwide availability of its iSeries Connect software which allows small and medium-size companies to link their businesses to online marketplaces and partners.

  • Southern Cross reels in orders

    The Southern Cross Cable Network company is just keeping up with customer demand, said the director for the Asia-Pacific market. "We're just keeping our head above water" in meeting requests for bandwidth and the equipment to shunt the traffic to and from users, Ross Pfeffer said.

  • Acting minister insists govt IT outsourcing saves $365m

    Contracts let to date under the federal government's IT outsourcing program have saved taxpayers around $365 million over five years, the Acting Minister for Finance Senator Rod Kemp told parliament yesterday.

  • Senator Lundy attacks 'incompetence' at outsourcing inquiry

    IT Opposition Spokeswoman Senator Kate Lundy has accused the government of incompetence for refusing to answer questions relating to the bungled IT Outsourcing Program in parliament on yesterday.

  • RACV sues Unisys - seeks $9m damages

    The Royal Automobile Club (RACV) is suing global IT services giant Unisys for allegedly selling a defective software system to the vehicle insurance provider.

  • E-business to get more of Aussie IT pie

    Australian IT managers will increase spending on e-business initiatives this year although budget size remains static. IT managers who responded to a Computerworld survey, said 2001 is the year most of the spend will be directed toward e-business initiatives, shifting the focus away from infrastructure.

  • Masters of the un-e-verse

    In a move to counter the shortage of IT professionals with executive-level skills in the complex e-business solutions sector, the University of Technology Sydney and PricewaterhouseCoopers have partnered to introduce a new Master of Science in E-business Technology.

  • WorldCom to lay off 10,000

    In advance of the Thursday morning fourth-quarter financial report from telecommunications carrier WorldCom Inc., a news report Wednesday said the company will announce job cuts of about 10,000.

  • IDC says ASP market set to double

    In 2001 a new generation of application service providers (ASPs) will emerge with more companies designing software specifically for this business model, according to IDC.

  • A Headstrong MD

    Global e-solutions provider, Headstrong has appointed Colin Flynn as managing director of its Australian business.

  • Patents agency moves online in $3m deal

    An Australian federal government agency is leaving the 'paper shuffle' behind to take its place in the online world. IP Australia, the agency that grants rights in patents, trademarks and designs has contracted Objective Corporation for three years in a deal worth $3 million, to implement an electronic catalogue management system.

  • New chief of Tribe

    In an effort to continue to grow their home market, Sydney-based entertainment and online media company Tribe, has appointed Scott Neilson as new managing director of its Australian On Line Division.

  • Mitsubishi Trucks revs up distribution

    Mitsubishi Trucks Australia (MTA) has gone live with an integrated ERP and SCM system, forming an online distribution arm which links with its Japan-based headquarters.

  • RequestDSL chooses PowerTel for ATM backbone

    RequestDSL has selected PowerTel to provide asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) backbone services to support its national DSL network rollout.

  • IBM tightens reseller noose

    IBM Corp. has dumped the direct sales reality in the lap of Australian resellers today after confirming its Web-based sales strategy is only the start of a wider plan to increase online PC sales.

  • Memory makers ready to ramp DDR SDRAM

    Leading memory makers expect to quickly ramp up production of DDR (double data rate) SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) chips, an emerging high-speed memory standard that they believe will be used in a wide range of computers and other digital devices, company representatives said here Tuesday at the DDR Summit conference hosted by Via Technologies Inc.

  • TSMC to supply Transmeta chips

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is set to become the second supplier of Transmeta Corp.'s power-saving Crusoe chips, joining IBM Corp., Transmeta's chief executive officer said Tuesday.

  • Export bill considered by Senate committee

    Computer industry representatives told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that they support the latest version of a Senate export control bill, but they said other legislative changes would be needed in order for the computer industry to take full advantage of the new law.

  • Oracle takes VentureNetwork worldwide

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday launched VentureNetwork, an online meeting place for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and providers of services to startups worldwide.

  • Call for nominations

    Computerworld is seeking Fellows Awards nominees from the ranks of IT&T professionals throughout Australia. Nominees will be individuals who have reached an exceptional level of achievement in their careers as information technology leaders.

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